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. is it fair to say that president obama is not going to recall congress to seek some type of similar measure before proceeding? >> first of all, i don't want to engage in speculation about a course of action that's not been decided upon. when the president has an announcement to make, he'll make it. as this process is undertaken, we're consulting directly with house and senate leaders in congress. we're consulting with the leadership of relevant committees and other members who have a keen interest in this manner. i think you've seen that documents by some members who have spoken to it. that process will continue. we think it's important that the consultation process take place in a matter like this at such gravity. we're also as we have made clear engaging with our international partners as a substantial list of communications that the secretary of state has had and the president has had consultations with canadian prime minister harper today and in recent days with british prime minister. i would anticipate the president will continue to make calls to his counterparts throughout the week.
. let me emphasize president obama, we in the united states, we believe in the united nations. we have great respect for the brave inspectors who endure regime, gunfire and strouxs to their investigation. as the secretary general has said again and again, the u.n. investigation will not affirm who used these chemical weapons. that's not the mandate for the u.n. investigation. they will only affirm whether such weapons were used. by the definition of their own mandate, the u.n. can't tell us anything we haven't shared with you this afternoon or that we don't already flknow. because of the guaranteed russian obstructionism, the u.n. cannot galvanize the world to act as it should. let me be clear. we'll continue talking to the congress, talking to our allies and most importantly talking to the american people. president obama will ensure that the united states of america makes our own decisions on our own time lines based on our own values and our interests. we know that after a decade of conflict the american people are tired of war. believe me, i am too. fatigue does not absolve us of o
mall to commemorate that day and the words that inspired a nation. president obama will speak along with former presidents bill clinton and jimmy carter, and in just about an hour, oprah winfrey set to take the stage as well. we'll also hear from the king family, including martin luther king iii and the reverend bernice king. civil rights leader and former u.n. ambassador andrew young spoke to the crowd earlier today and then broke into song. ♪ i woke up this morning come on, help me. >> a pretty festive atmosphere out there. joining me, donna brazile, and also joined by van jones, two good friends of mine here. you know, we just saw andrew young, we talked to him just the other day. i didn't realize he was such a beautiful singer, donna. give us a sense of what this is like to be there. >> well, this is a historic occasion. this is a reminder of not just a journey that we traveled over the last 50 years, but it's also a call to action to continue to fight for those issues and those concerns that dr. king laid before us 50 years ago. the march for jobs, the march to raise the mini
hagel told the bbc that the u.s. is ready to go. if president obama orders an attack on syria. >> well, as i said, and i think prime minister cameron has said, i think president oulan, our allies, partners, leaders all over the world have said, let's get the facts, let's get the intelligence and then a decision will be made on whether action should be taken, if action should be taken, what action on no action. >> but if they were to come, you're ready to go? >> we're ready to go like that. >> much of the speculation over syria's use of chemical weapons as secretary of state john kerry took the podium at the state department. kerry said he has little doubt that the man he himself sat down with for a meeting in 2009 is responsible for the, quote, indiscriminate slaughter of civilians. >> what we saw in syria last week should shock the conscience of the world. it defies any code of morality. let me be clear, the indiscriminate slaughter of children, killing of women and children, and killing by chemical weapons is a moral obscenity. by any standard it is inexcusable and despite the excuse
's capital. up first, in just moments, history in the making over at the white house. president obama kbeti inggettino award an army staff sergeant just 33 years old with the nation's highest military recognition, the medal of honor. staff sergeant ty carter will be the fifth living resip sip yent to get the honor for actions in iraq or afghanistan. you're about to hear his chilling story of courage and heroism during a fire fight with militants in afghanistan. we'll take you there live. >>> first, any minute now, the secretary of state john kerry will be making a statement on syria. all over this. the alleged use of chemical weapons, nerve gas, used on civilians, women and children. it's the latest in a string of alleged chemical weapons attacks across syria. right now u.n. weapons inspectors, they are inside syria. they are testing soil. earlier today they were fired upon by snipers as they tried to collect samples. for the first time the u.s. now says it has little doubt the assad regime has done the unthinkable. fred pleitgen is standing by in damascus. from the state department, elyse
suspect. they are still looking for that second individual. >>> president obama he's trying to reassure folks that the government is not intentionally reading their e-mails or listening to their phone calls. the president responded to reports that the nsa surveillance program is making police takes and violating americans privacy. he says the revelations prove that the safeguards are working. the administration has been on the defensive since edward snowden leaked about the program. listen to the president an what he told chris about the latest revelations. >> you've said it's not the business of the u.s. government to spy on its own people. the more it comes out, the more there's questions raised. are you confident you know everything that's going on and you can say to the american people, it's all done the right way? >> yes. what i've also said is that it can only work if the american people trust what's going on. what's been clear since the disclosures that were made by mr. snowden is that people sdroendon't have enough information and comfort confident enough with all the safeguards
. it's from a cnn exclusive interview with president obama. >> and if the u.s. goes in and attacks another country without a u.n. mandate and without clear evidence that can be presented, then there are questions in terms of whether international law supports it. do we have the coalition to make it work? and those are considerations that we have to take into account. >> do you believe you've seen enough? >> well, this latest event is something that we've got to take a look at. but keep in mind also, chris, because i know the american people keep this in mind, we've still got a war going on in afghanistan. >> preoccupied with the war in afghanistan. it really seems like he's sort of cautioning against the u.s. getting involved here. what do you make of his reasoning, ivan? >> reporter: well, it's very clear that the obama administration has been very reluctant to get involved in the syrian conflict which has been going on for more than two years, which has led to the deaths of more than 100,000 people and at least close to 2 million refugees have fled to neighboring countries. today
to him. we'll give you his response. >>> for the first time looks like president obama will talk about his decision to cancel a summit with russian president vladmir putin. we'll take a look at the growing divide between these two leaders. >>> i don't know how much stories you'll hear because they done swore him to some kind of secret code. >> and that is from the movie "the butler." director lee daniels and actor forest whittaker joins us live. that's ahead. (horn, ding, ding) how long have i had my car insurance? i don't know, eight, ten years. i couldn't tell ya' but things were a lot less expensive back then. if you're 50 or over you should take a new look at your auto insurance. you may be overpaying. actually that makes a lot of sense. old policy. old rates. and thanks to your experience behind the wheel, you might save $350 by switching to the aarp auto insurance program from the hartford. plus, you'll get benefits that reward your driving record, like our promise that you won't be dropped. wait, you won't drop me, seriously? that's right, you won't be dropped. and, if you know
. barack obama will be gone from the stage. on voting rights especially voter id laws the latino population cares a great deal about those issues. she can say i'm talking about issues on the day but should she decide to run she's making it clear she will speak passionately about the issues that matter. >> even if she does run it's not unusual they would say i haven't made a decision yet. i'm talking about these issues. even if they do have the plan to run, right. >> she can wait longer than anybody else because she had a built in organization. she has so much support of the party and knows she can raise the money. she can wait longer than anybody. if she says yes, it takes hold fp if you're a governor who never run before, you have to start building that infrastructure much sooner. she has a campaign in waiting. she can and will wait till the last possible minute to give us the definitive answer. >> she's clearly in a strong position. thank you for your analysis. >>> we have an update for you on a story we brought you yetd on this show. take a look. a rodeo clown who performed during the mi
years ago with a lot of euphoria is dead. >> as president obama breaks his silence, does egypt really care what washington thinks? i'm brooke baldwin. i'm brooke baldwin. the news is now. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> a trainer murdered in the middle of a class. why his past may provide clues. >>> plus, coffee's wake-up call. a new study shows how the brew could be deadly. >>> and a paralympic committee tells a swimmer she can't compete because she's not disabled enough. we're on the case. >>> and here we go. good to see you. i'm brooke baldwin. want to begin with the biggest story in the world right now. egypt. and as more blood spills on to the streets of egypt, the relationship between the united states and egypt's military government is on rocky ground. tethered by a $1.3 billion aid package. and just one word has the power to pull the plug on this u.s. cash flow to egypt. that one word is "coup." if the world is used for president mohamed morsi's dismissal, that would be this automatic trigger. it would force the u.s. to cut all foreign aid. and just this morning, pre
between samsung and apple but in a rare last-minute move the obama administration overturned this decision. alison kosik is live in new york with the latest on this. alison, this applies to products that are on the at&t network, right? >> exactly. the at&t network. what is interesting in this whole story is that the unlikely savior in this was u.s. trade representative ambassador michael froman and came one day before the ban would have gone into effect. the u.s. trade representative says the technology at issue is used so much that banning it would be a big disruption to the economy. so, now it means the older iphones and ipads will stay on sho store shelves. these older iphones and other gadgets, they've been selling really well because they're cheaper. samsung, of course, coming out and saying it was disappointed by the decision. brianna? >> the other thing, alison, we don't really hear. this is extraordinary that the white house got involved here. i cover the white house and i don't remember this happening during the obama administration. how rare is this? >> that's a good question. it
is behind the popularity? >> the mayor of someone like barack obama, senator obama, president obama who used social media to build his popularity an show people he wants to keep in touch of them. he's a mayor's mayor. he shows up at the ribbon cutting. as the african-american p candidate that helped him. he's now the overing favorite. >> he's had some criticism for his recent financial dealings. do you think that could hurt him or will he remain the overwhelming favorite in. >> we'll see the tough ads and the runs try to make a running at him. whether you're talking to people in new jersey, republicans have very low kppations if they can win that seat. >> booker is friends with new jersey governor chris christie considered a rising star in the republican party. what do you think the outlook is for crihristie. >> one of the thoughts a few months back is would he challenge the re-election bid. he did not do so. they do tend to get along. why? they don't agree philosophically but newark is the state's biggest city. the governor at times needs to work with the mayor on education and other issues
and north africa. that is what prompted that move by the obama administration to close the embassies and then just today to issue the worldwide travel alert. i spoke with a u.s. official who called this threat both credible and serious saying that it could be directed at diplomatic posts but could go beyond that. hence today you see the worldwide travel alert for any americans traveling abroad. my colleague barbara starr has been told they are looking specifically at a potential threat to the u.s. embassy in yemen between the days of august 3rd through the 6th. also they are specifically looking at august 4th. on this year that has become a particularly special and important day in the islamic calendar as it relates to ramadan. >> why do they have affiliates going after america? what's the hallmark that al qaeda could be behind the threats? >> they have shown the desire and ability to go after u.s. targets abroad. they were behind the plot that the cia thwarted a year ago. they're also believed to be behind those cargo packages that were shipped to chicago synagogues with exemployees
that they are monitoring a specific threat in yemen, the kcapital of yemen. remember, just this thursday, president obama met with yemen's president in the white house. counter-terrorism was one of the main topics they talked about. so far, the only al qaeda affiliate that has shown both the desire and ability to attack u.s. posts overseas is al qaeda in the arabian peninsula or aqap, based in yemen. >> as you said, there is this new travel alert that came out just seconds ago. let me read you a little part of that. it said an attack possibly occurring in or emanating from the arabian peninsula. clearly, there are some very specific fears for that region. one of the things we mentioned was the date right now. about a month before september 11th. the attacks in new york and 2001 and the one year anniversary of the attacks of that compound in benghazi in libya. any sense that this now round of threats causing the embassies to close this week and now this travel warning we just received, any sense those are connected to the benghazi anniversary? >> it's possible. none of the officials i spoke with are neces
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in history is going to make a trip to the white house. president obama will host the '72 dolphins, more than four years after they won a perfect game. jason dufner won his first perform pga championship. he's sleeping with the trophy with the caption, i've been replaced. carroll, you see that trophy right there -- >> that's the definition of a trophy wife. >> how many beers do you think that holds? >> i would say maybe three cases. >> that's about right. dufner said it holds 43. to know that number, it must have poured 43 in there. >> it looks like he drank 43 beers before going to sleep with that think. andy schultz, thank you. the next hour of cnn "newsroom" right after we come back from a break. you2% cash back, which is deposited in your fidelity account. is that it? actually... there's no annual fee and no limits on rewards. and with the fidelity cash management account debit card, you get reimbursed for all atm fees. is that it? oh, this guy, too. turn more of the money you spend into money you invest. it's everyday reinvesting for your personal economy. the beach on your tv is much cl
president obama's news conference. that's scheduled for later today. you can see it live right here on cnn. it gets under way at 3:00 p.m. eastern time. >>> singer usher headed to court today called for by his ex-wife after his son nearly drowned in a family swimming pool at his home. that's coming up next. we'll bey as he goes back to taking tylenol. i was okay, but after lunch my knee started to hurt again. and now i've got to take more pills. ♪ yup. another pill stop. can i get my aleve back yet? ♪ for my pain, i want my aleve. ♪ [ male announcer ] look for the easy-open red arthritis cap. ♪ lealong the jersey shore,g. coca-cola is partnering with local businesses and the seaside heights business improvement district to restore the historic boardwalk, welcoming beach lovers back with a refreshed and revitalized place to get out, get moving, and have some fun in the sun. it's part of our goal to inspire more than three million people to rediscover the joy of being active this summer. see the difference all of us can make... together. and you wouldn't have it any other way.e. but
? apparently when the obama administration refuses to say it is. our guest, senator john mccain, is breaking from the white house talking points on egypt, even though he just got back from a trip there at the president's
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